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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – The fury of Hurricane Florence is being felt at the Jersey Shore.

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Experienced surfers got the size but not the shape they like as localized wind and long distance wave energy created sloshy storm surge and rip currents.

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Lifeguards tried to keep bathers out of the water, but Ocean City senior guard Shanin Theiss says the few rescues they had to perform were critical.

“We saw a significance in the building of surf through the week and the currents got a lot stronger. The wind picked up so we had that longshore current going from north to south, rip currents obviously got worse,” said Theiss.

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Delaware beaches are also feeling Florence’s impact, although it’s not a direct hit. There are also dangerous conditions for beachgoers. The surf will be rough and there’s a high risk for rip currents.